The Central West Women’s Health Centre is an organisation governed by a volunteer Board voted in at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) by the members of the organisation. The current Board members are:
Arlia Fleming is the Manager and Principal Solicitor of Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre (previously called Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre), which provides services across the Blue Mountains and all the way to Orange NSW.
Arlia has worked in legal services, in the area of Domestic and Family Violence, for 15 years. During this time she has supported many women, particularly Aboriginal women.
She joined the board as she is interested in supporting a service that provides a safe space for women to access a variety of services.
This position is currently vacant.
Kymberley Allen is a Wiradyuri woman, with strong connections and involvement in the local First Nations community.
She is a Project Officer at Charles Sturt University, where she works to raise awareness and effect change for minority groups across the Organisation. She has an MBA and holds qualifications in Business, Human Resources, Mental Health First Aid, and Community Suicide Prevention.
Kym grew up in Bathurst and is raising her family here. She joined the board as she is supportive of the services and opportunities that the Centre provides to women and children within the region.
Anna Lewis is Client Director of her own Chartered Accounting firm, Kelly Partners.
She has previous board experience, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Margaret Shearer is a retired psychologist who has a long history in Women’s Health. She was a member of the South Sydney Women’s Centre collective in the mid 1970s and the Blue Mountains Women’s Resource Centre collective in the early 1980s. For three years from 1996 Margaret provided Health Education at the Central West Women’s Heath Centre, then worked as our Generalist Counsellor for a further eight years.
Margaret believes in a holistic model of health that considers all aspects of women’s lives and life stages. Women’s Health should provide a range of services that support physical, emotional and social health, as well as women’s right to make their own life choices.
Sharna Beeson is a proud Indigenous woman and single mother of one. She has a strong relationship with the Indigenous community and is involved with several sporting clubs as a participant and a volunteer.
Sharna works with Marathon Health as Aboriginal Liaison Officer/Case Worker/Program Support. She is currently completing study as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner in Primary Health and holds qualifications in Business Management, Medical Assistant, mental health first aid, and Emergency Medical Service – First Response.
She is determined to strive to the best of her ability and encourages women from all walks of life to do the same.
Dr. Donna Bridges
Dr Donna Bridges, is an academic in the School of Social Work and Arts at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Campus. She is a lecturer in the sociology discipline and an active social researcher.
The majority of her teaching experience is in subjects that concern understanding society and human behaviour and in the improvement of human interaction interpersonally and within wider social environments.
Donna has a diverse research background that spans areas such as feminist theory, gender and work – particularly professions and occupations considered to be ‘non-traditional’ for women such as the military, the trades and aviation. Her work concerns issues of inequality, inclusion, representation and identity.
Below you can access the following Centre documents:
In addition to our current structure, effective 1 May 2015 the Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be part of the Western Women’s Health Consortium. The other four members of the Consortium are Women’s Health Centres in Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland and Penrith. This provides an additional avenue to apply for funding opportunities and to strengthen our ‘tender readiness’ for possible changes to tendering processes.
CENTRAL WEST WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE
61 Boyd Street
Kelso, NSW, 2795
Phone: 02 6331 4133
Fax: 02 6332 4310
Accredited at Certificate Level of the Australian Service Excellence Standards
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
(Closed between 12.30 - 1.30)
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging
Bathurst Spring Garden Spectacular (hosted by Bathurst Gardner's Club Inc.), Bowman Dental, Central West Village Voice, Cleary Fairbrother Property, ClubGrants (Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst RSL, & Bathurst Panthers), Country Women's Association of NSW (Bathurst branch), Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, 2bs Gold & B-Rock FM, 2MCE, Western Advocate & Times, The Honda Foundation